Houston, Tx, United States
Hi. Welcome to my site; my name is Karen. I'm an avid scrap-booker, card-maker, and paper-crafter. I have been scrapbooking for about 12 years and I am just as excited now as when I first started. Scrapbooking is the instrument I use to record some of the greatest and most special moments of my family’s life. I love buying patterned paper, ribbon and embellishments, taking pictures of my son, teaching scrapbooking and hosting workshops. This hobby continues to be an obsession for me and it continues to challenge me to be a better scrapper. I love the escape that scrapbooking affords me and the fun it has brought into my world. I have one child, a son; he's 15 years old and he is my favorite scrapbook subject. I hope that you enjoyed my site and will visit again soon.

May 26, 2009

Thank You - 2S4U #27

I guess you can see from my site that I absolutely love these papers. I have used them several times, different designs. I have been needing to send a thank you card to my BSF leader, so I put some of this paper to the side for that. When I looked at the challenge sketch for 2Sketches4U this week, this paper popped in my mind again and some old ribbon that I thought would be perfect with it. Isn't the combination perfect?
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Thinking of You - CardPattern #16

I feel off the challenge wagon for a while, because I got busy with other projects and preparing for classes. But, I looked at the Card Pattern challenge for this week and really liked the sketch. It worked to my advantage because I needed to make a card to send me a church member, so I combined the need and the sketch and here's what I created.
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Class project

The ladies in my Sunday School class will be starting a random acts of kindness (RAK) project in June and I thought I would get a head start on my cards. Here's one of them that I made, now only 11 more to go, but they will all be equally as fun to make.
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Play Time

I was playing around a couple of weeks ago and whipping out some cards. I got so in to what I was doing, that I forgot to post them, so here they are. I didn't have a particular theme in mind or a certain ocassion, just wanted to make some cards. Sometimes those are the most fun to make.
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May 22, 2009

A week of scallops and stamping

Okay, so have you ever had a sheet of pattern paper that you just love, but can't figure out what to do with it? Well, this card was made from a sheet of paper like that. I worked on this card a few minutes every night for about 5 nights; this is the final version. I took the entire sheet of each piece of cardstock and pattern paper to come up with this and lots of re-dos; but hey, the re-do's don't count, only the final project; at least here at Karen Kreative Treasures. I'm glad I kept playing with it, I like the way it turned out and the stamp could not have been more perfect.

I have to tell you how much I love this pattern paper. I picked it up each time I went in to my LSS, but I couldn't figure out what would work with it, until I looked at the two-tone ribbons. This ribbon matches the cardstock and pattern paper perfectly, so you know I couldn't leave it in the store. That's right, I had to have it and with scallops of course. Summer is almost here ya'll and what better way to bring it in, then with beautiful summer colors. Orange and yellow together are one of my favorite summer combinations. The yellow pattern paper is actually textured, the circles are felt; super cool to play with and of course I had to work the scallops in there.
I was up late one night and I had a smile in my heart and thought I'd express it through a card, with scallops, flowers and ribbon of course. When I finished, I thought "boy that was fun and very satisfying. I hope that you enjoy it, because I enjoyed the time I spent creating it.
When I saw this stamp, it warmed my heart. I started thinking, I've got to make a card with this stamp. Gratitude is certainly an action work. I am grateful for so many things and I'm putting it into action because I want the people that I'm grateful for to know it. I want to make sure that they know I love them, that I appreciate them and that I cherish the friendship.
Laughs and giggles, who can't use more of that? Laughing always makes me feel good. Laughing cures what ails you, at least for a little while. Go ahead, try it. When I saw this plaid sheet of paper, the ideas started flowing. I love Scottish Plaid, weird huh, but I do. I like the way the card turned out.

Can you tell that I love this plaid paper? I do. I needed to send a card to a friend during her time of sadness. It was a hard card to make, but I know for me a card always brightens my day. So, I'm hoping this card will lift her spirits.

May 08, 2009

Cards for Class tomorrow

Here are the cards we'll be making in class tomorrow. I hope the ladies enjoy the cards as much as I enjoyed making them. I think we're going to have a great time.

Mother' Day Weekend Class

I am teaching a class in the morning. What a way to start my Mother's Day Weekend, then doing something that I really enjoy. I think I'm just as excited as the ladies are. I just hope that they don't look at my blog today, because I don't know about them, but I still like those oh-uh moments when I go to a scrapping class. We're also going to make some cards; I'll post those in a separate post. It has been a busy week and on top of this, I had Mother's Day cards to make. I got the 5 I needed to mail in the mail this morning; I know, cutting it close. That's generally not my style, but what can I say.
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